Re: Questions for 999 owners who had a 996. (Allan Gibbs)
I had both a 748 and the 999 for about a year. I can't comment on power but:
Brakes - way better (and I had SS lines, cast iron rotors and HH pads on my 748)
handling - way better (the 748 had Dymags and rear ohlins, very well dialed in)
Ergonomics - better, less pressure on your wrists in traffic, but it is still a superbike.
I ended up selling the 748 because I just didn't ride it. The 999 was that much better. The looks are subjective but I did notice something interesting. When i had the bikes side by side (both yellow) Ducati people always preferred the look of the 748. Non-ducati people seemed to like the 999 better. Maybe something to be said for "fresh eyes"?
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